Tractive Stand-alone electronically adjustable shocks have been developed to implement high-tech semi-active suspension in any car.
The dampers are fitted with the Tractive patented DDA (Dynamic Damping Adjustment) valve. With its reaction time of 6 to 10 milliseconds from full soft to full hard, it is one of the fastest damping adjustments in the market. It demonstrates a tremendous stability and reproducibility, and is rapidly becoming THE technology chosen by high end OE and racing teams. For every application the damping level and damping adjustment range is set-up off-factory. It is possible to tune the damping level if required.
The controller allows to tune the system for almost any application by controlling roll, pitch and dive motion of the vehicle. The motion of the vehicle is monitored by a g-sensor integrated in the control unit installed close to the center of gravity of the vehicle. The program is set up in the factory and can be updated if required.
The stand-alone system comes with a touch screen display which allows the driver to make on-the-fly adjustments, save settings and even make driver individual setups. The driver adjusts front and rear axle damping, roll and pitch/dive in 5 different levels. The display can be centrally mounted for easy access. In the kit is included a remote knob that can be mounted on the steering wheel.
This electronic set is also fitted with external canisters that contain secondary compression adjusters. The rider has the ability to easily adjust High- and Low-speed compression damping to fine-tune the car for a certain track or riding conditions. The reservoirs lead to more stable damping behavior as it allows for better heat dissipation.
The hardware of these shocks is identical to the Road/Track kits, except that the manual rebound adjuster has been replaced by the internal DDA valve and a cable coming out of the piston rod side of the dampers. Its components and technologies are used in the highest racing categories, yet its damping range is sufficiently large to allow for comfortable road use these electronic kits are demonstrably valved for both Road and Track use. Each kit is engineered specifically for optimal performance and durability. The dampers are fitted with Eibach springs and have an infinite ride height adjustment, either through the platforms on the shock bodies or through the separate adjusters. Tractive consciously chooses the use of 46mm double digressive, high flow pistons, low friction seals and 16 mm super finished, induction hardened, Q&T CrMo-steel piston rods for all shocks. Shock absorber bodies are made from hardened aluminum alloy to ensure thermal stability and light weight. For McPhersons Tractive uses a steel inverted strut design with 38mm double digressive piston. This design guarantees minimum stiction and maximum construction stiffness by using bearings and components derived from the highest levels of motorbike racing.
All Road/Track kits are fitted with specific top mounts. Inverted struts are fitted with adjustable mounts (camber and/or caster) and non-McPherson shocks with solid top mounts.